Profile For Rob

Rob's Info

  • Location:
    Deltona , FL

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 1 month ago

Rob's Bio

Still not in trucking. Keep changing my mind

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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CRST Trucking no more cdl student training

For anyone looking into their cdl student training program they are no longer offering it. Just an FYI

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Schneider says I owe them $2k after being termed from CDL training in a week and a half

Most importantly, this is a debt collector, not an actual attorney. DO NOT provide any information to a debt collector. Nothing. They are trained to scare you and will down right lie to get information and/or money out of you. Ignore their calls. They are not attorneys. They are just a bunch of regular stiffs getting paid to collect a debt on behalf of a law firm that bought the debt from the company in question. At most, you could tell them any questions would need to be directed to your attorney. If they ask who that is tell them it’s their job to figure it out and hang up. Biggest mistake people make with debt collectors is they get scared.

In December of last year, I was hired into Schneider's CDL program and was termed after failing my "Second Look" driving test (I didn't know I was having the "First Look") which was my third time driving the truck overall, for a total time of less than an hour.

When I left I turned in everything they asked me for, they booked my rental home (I live with 3 hrs of the Indy terminal), and went on my way.

I received no communication from them until today, which is a letter from United Billing Services saying they'd like to "assist (me) in completing (my) agreement with (UBS) Schneider National Carriers Inc.

I called and left a message with the guy and I'm waiting for a call back.

What do I do? I don't have 2k. Other than trying with Schneider, I've been unemployed for 3 years because of Covid. I'm currently waiting for follow up from Swift to join their similar program.

I'm at a loss as of what to do here. Any help would be appreciated.

In December of last year, I was hired into Schneider's CDL program and was termed after failing my "Second Look" driving test (I didn't know I was having the "First Look") which was my third time driving the truck overall, for a total time of less than an hour.

When I left I turned in everything they asked me for, they booked my rental home (I live with 3 hrs of the Indy terminal), and went on my way.

I received no communication from them until today, which is a letter from United Billing Services saying they'd like to "assist (me) in completing (my) agreement with (UBS) Schneider National Carriers Inc.

I called and left a message with the guy and I'm waiting for a call back.

What do I do? I don't have 2k. Other than trying with Schneider, I've been unemployed for 3 years because of Covid. I'm currently waiting for follow up from Swift to join their similar program.

I'm at a loss as of what to do here. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Have a CDL but never used it

Trying to find a company that will send me through paid training WITH a valid CDL. Problem is I’ve never driven a truck. Got my cdl in 2002 but ended up in the software business. Haven’t been in a rig since truck driving school. The companies I’ve called said they can put me through a refresher course but I don’t think that will teach me again how to drive.

Anyone have any suggestions? Should I downgrade my CDL-A to a class E (FL) and start over or would the refresher do the trick. Also still have a current NT endorsements

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Learning a new language

Try Language101.com. It's make you repeat common phrases and sentences and times them to repeat based on how you did the last time. You won't learn how to write it but it's great for retaining information. Also, YouTube videos are amazing. I watch German sitcom's with German subtitles so I can see what they are saying. They I watch the same one with English subtitles. Music videos with subtitles are great too. I actually learned a lot of German by watching Ramstein videos with German subtitles. Even if you don't know what they are saying you are hearing it spoken and will eventually pick up on it.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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No Driving school, but successfully tested & obtained Florida CDL Class A License - What are my options for jobs/companies?

Not sure where you live but try Windy Hill Transportation. They have a location in Wisconsin as well as one in Eustis FL. They are a smaller company but as long as you have a CDL and can pass their road test they will place you with a trainer and get you going. They transport foliage. I applied but haven't been in a truck in 14 years and didn't think I'd pass the road test so I opted for a refresher course through a larger company sponsored school. Can't hurt to call them and ask.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Is a Refresher Course worth the effort

The refresher course is all you really need. The largest portions of the 3 week classes is book work just to get your permit and then pass a state road test. The company you are going to work for is going to teach you all the driving fundamentals thru a 1 week refresher and then 6 weeks otr. I am in the same boat, except I havent been in a truck since 2002. Going to FFE refresher next week out in TX. The refresher is designed to get the rust off without all the course work.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Anyone work for FFE

Thanks for the input. It's taken me a few years to finally make the leap out of sales so I'm super excited to get started. Lots of unknowns but I know once I get out there I'll settle in nicely.

Forgot to say it, but I am glad to see you get this thing off the ground!

Posted:  8 years ago

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Anyone work for FFE

Hey, heading out to my 6 day refresher to FFE in TX next week. Just wondering if anyone here works for them that may have some POSITIVE input/advice as to what to expect. Things to take, whether my current med card will work or if I'll need a new physical out there, do they train on manuals or autos (really don't want to train on an auto). Anyway, stuff like that. Appreciate any positive input. R

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Promissory note Problems

It's a scare tactic. The person calling you isn't an actual attorney ( he would have to tell you if he was ). He's basically just a salesmen working for a law firm on commission. His job is to scare you into paying so he can get his cut. Read up on Fair Debt Collections Act. Ton of information on there if you are being harassed by debt collectors. Provides info on what they can and can not do.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Tough Call...What would you do?

Probably a really dumb question but I don't work in the industry yet so I can get away with it. What is the next load going to consist of? Do you know yet? If the temp of the next load can be maintained at 42 degrees I say drop off the first one, roll the second one and then get it fixed. Of course, that depends on if the temp in the trailer will maintain at 42 degrees the entire time or if it will just get warmer. Like I said....it's a dumb question.....just trying to think in advance.

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